Northwest Boating Information
When you’re out on the water, understanding the weather can be the difference between staying safe and being in trouble. Be prepared before you set with Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal.
This workshop covers storm structure, and avoidance, wave development and growth, fog and other Northwest marine hazards. Learn where to find reliable weather data and develop your weather knowledge. Click here for details on the June 10th workshop.
SEATTLE — A fire damaged two boats moored on Lake Union early Friday. Firefighters were called to the marina at 1800 Westlake Avenue North about 12:25 a.m. The 36-foot boat was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Seattle firefighters put out the flames in about 20 minutes. See full story at KIRO News.
The popular marine supply chain is now opening its fifth retail location—a combined sales and distribution warehouse site on the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle. Just minutes from Fisherman’s Terminal, Elliott Bay Marina and Shilshole Bay Marina, the new facility supports Redden’s wholesale delivery network for its commercial fishing customers. The Seattle location also features an impressive retail storefront that suits one of the largest suppliers of equipment to boat owners and the recreational fishing industry. See full story at Boating Industry.
PORT TOWNSEND — After a five-year, $1.2 million centennial renovation project, the schooner Adventuress is ready fo...r another 100 years of adventures.
“She's more sound now. She's safer and will handle a lot better now that it's all done,” said Daniel Evans, one of the vessel's alternating captains. “This is not just about this year, but 40 or 50 years into the future,” he added.
The 100-ton ship was strapped into a lift Friday at the Port Townsend Boat Haven and transported about 50 yards from its winter berth into the water.
Sailing programs start this week and last through October, although they could extend later into the year, Evans said. See Peninsula Daily News for full story.
Join The Boat Guy at Dock Street Marina in Tacoma, Saturday, April 12, 2014 for “A Gathering of Small Boats” (aka Trawler Time in Tacoma). Chip will give a talk in the afternoon titled “It’s Not About The Boat, It’s About The Float.” The presentation will “focus” on boating, floating, and “going slow,” as well as some hydroplane racing and being a fourth-generation Northwesterner. Chip’s talk is tentatively scheduled to begin between 1:30 and 4pm. Click here for more details:
SEATTLE — Seattle firefighters battled a tugboat fire at Fishermen's Terminal in Ballard. Everyone on board safely evacuated the 100-foot boat at 1900 West Nickerson Street. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. Wednesday and quickly escalated to two alarms. See raw video at KIRO TV.
Registration is now open for Operation Dry Water 2014. Sign up to join thousands of local, state and federal law enforcement officers and recreational boating safety advocates in this year’s nationwide boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign 27-29 June. View more details here...
In celebration of the 65th anniversary, Seafair is bringing back the fireworks over Lake Washington! On Seafair Weekend Saturday, Genesee Park’s ...gates will stay open until 11 p.m. and guests are encouraged to stay into the evening for continued programming as Seafair turns summer up. Saturday night’s festivities will feature a concert, starring a notable headliner who will kick things off, leading up to a spectacular fireworks show.
View Seafair Week-end Hospitality PDF file:
VASHON — Boaters docking at Vashon Island’s Quartermaster Marina or Gig Harbor’s new Maritime Pier this season will find a welcome new amenity: a state-of-the-art au...tomated pumpout station, making it easy for them to empty their onboard waste tanks cleanly and safety rather than breaking the law and endangering both shellfish and human health by dumping overboard. >>> See full story at Port Orchard Independent.
Youth Sailing Open House —Find out how kids can sail this summer, and for a lifetime!
Learn about a variety of programs from more than a dozen youth sailing organizations
Sail Sand Point, Magnuson Park, Saturday, April 19, 2014
Click here for more details...
Learn First Aid at Sea | Bellingham
April 23rd, 2014 | 8am to 5pm
Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea class, cosponsored by Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Bellingham at Squalicum Boat House.
Topics covered will include CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold-water near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, first aid kits, and more.
Commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, and anyone else who wants to stay safe on the water.
Squalicum Boat House
2600 Harbor Loop
Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham
$80 ($40 for commercial fishermen)
To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, Washington Sea Grant, 206-543-1225, firstname.lastname@example.org.
These changes are proposed due to consistent discrepancy status of the Shilshole Bay Entrance Range. To correct these discrepancies would entail the removal and brushing of a vast number of tress at the Commodore Park, and on private property. This proposal is designed to eliminate the need to remove the foliage and still provide navigational safety at the entrance. View our Notice to Mariners page for more informtiaon.
Published on Feb 25, 2014
Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California, at g...reat personal risk, has recently filmed and edited a 5-minute video that contains some of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, footage ever taken with a drone from the air of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California, three gray whales migrating together down the coast off San Clemente, California, and heartwarming close-ups hovering over a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling and playing with its mom as an escort whale stands guard nearby, filmed recently in Maui. >>> View Video <<<
On the matter regarding Draft Petition to Designate the Waters of Puget Sound as a No Discharge Zone from the Washington State Department of Ecology:
Seattle Yacht Club released a very thorough and diplomatic opposition statement on the matter...See PDF file statement.
A March 1st Wooden Boat Festival report from Peninsula Daily News:
PORT TOWNSEND — This year's version of the Wooden Boat Festival, a Port Townsend tradition for 38 years, should run a little more smoothly than in the past, its organizers said as they unveiled the poster art for the September festival.
“Right now, we are further ahead in the planning than we have been in past years,” said Carrie Andrews, who along with Barb Trailer is the festival's co-director. Click here for full story...
Seattle Opening Day also means U.W. Crew will be out in force. The Dawgs of Mountlake are once again gearing up for the 2014 Windermere Cup. Along with other great schools, U.W. Crew has invited Great Britain to the party.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to fight the rain and clean it up, get it done! This great NW tradition is closer then you think...Saturday May 3rd. For more information, see our opening day page.
March 7th, 2014 | WAREHAM, Mass. – Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced the release of its newest app, Navionics Boating, at the Miami Boat Show. Offering the same great detail found on GPS chartplotters, the app is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play for Apple and Android mobile devices.
View full story at Boating Industry.
March 6th, 2014 - Report from the Oak Harbor Marina: A Little excitement yesterday afternoon at the marina. This boat wasn't looking so good. Oak Harbor Fire Department was there to help out.
Boaters: Always check on your boat during heavy rain fall and strong wind storms.